The Panhellenic Council is a student-led governance organization that assists the member Greek organizations by promoting values, education, leadership, friendships, cooperation and citizenship. This was the second Chandler fraternity and the seventh fraternity founded at the college. Epsilon Kappa was the 100th colony of the sorority. Its membership was active through at least the end of the 1990s. Part of the agreement dictated that the organization "go dark", with no activities or recruiting, for a period of two years. Prominent alumni of the Zeta chapter of Psi Upsilon include former United States Vice President Nelson Rockefeller '30, and billionaire hedge fund manager of Lone Pine Capital, Steve Mandel '78. The Zayin chapter of Acacia, a national fraternity, was founded at Dartmouth on March 31, 1906. Fifty women joined the new sorority in the first rush in the fall of 1993. You must be logged in to post a comment. [19] All three coeducational fraternities at Dartmouth own the land and residence buildings they occupy. The Dartmouth chapter dissociated from the national fraternity in 1987. The Dartmouth chapters of Alpha Chi Rho, Chi Phi, Delta Upsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, and Sigma Phi Epsilon all disaffiliated from their national fraternities in the 1960s. Two Delta Kappa Epsilon brothers were brought to trial, fined, and given suspended sentences for the crime. In 1907, Psi Upsilon built the wood frame house it still occupies, designed by noted New Jersey theater architect and Dartmouth alumnus Fred Wesley Wentworth. Several Chi Gamma Epsilon/Kappa Sigma alumni brothers found fame in Major League Baseball careers, including all-star players Brad Ausmus, class of 1991, and Mike Remlinger, class of 1987, and former Baltimore Orioles General Manager Jim Beattie, class of 1976. [34] Notable alumni of the chapter include benefactor to Dartmouth College Barry MacLean, class of 1960,[35] U.S. [13] The fraternity has no association with the Phoenix all-female senior society founded at Dartmouth in 1984. The sorority had no members of the class of 2004 and was unable to recruit new members for subsequent classes because of a national moratorium on recruitment related to a hazing incident at another chapter. [108] In the summer of 1995, a member of Beta Theta Pi read a poem aloud during a house meeting that was deemed to be racist and sexist, and resulted in many calling for derecognition of the fraternity. With only one member each from the classes of 1983 and 1984, the fraternity reorganized itself as a coeducational fraternity named Delta Psi Delta. The Dartmouth chapters of Alpha Chi Rho (originally Phi Nu chapter (1919)) which withdrew in 1963, Chi Phi (originally Chi chapter (1902)) which withdrew in 1968, Delta Upsilon (originally Dartmouth chapter (1926)) which withdrew in 1966, Phi Gamma Delta (originally Delta Nu chapter (1901)) which withdrew in 1965, Phi Kappa Psi (originally New Hampshire Alpha chapter (1896)) which withdrew in 1967, and Sigma Phi Epsilon (originally New Hampshire Alpha chapter (1909)) which withdrew in 1967, all disaffiliated from their national fraternities in the 1960s. Sigma Alpha Epsilon ("SAE") at Dartmouth College was founded in 1903 as a local fraternity named Chi Tau Kappa. All Collections Home Page. [a], The fortunes of the fraternity system at Dartmouth followed a boom and bust pattern in the early twentieth century. [13] With funding support from the national organization, the fraternity acquired a house on School Street that had previously been the residence of a College professor. The Dartmouth chapter dissociated from the national organization in the fall of 1988, becoming Sigma Delta. Dartmouth College extends official recognition to sixteen all-male fraternities, nine all-female sororities, and three coeducational fraternities. Beta Psi became the New Hampshire Alpha chapter of Phi Kappa Psi in 1896. However, they commit to taking on a series of personal and leadership development challenges for the rest of their time as an undergraduate. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Sorority House Photo Tours. Unattributed (1935). Mount Union - Beta Alpha. In the immediate post-war period, for the first time, poor, as well as minority students sought higher education in significant numbers aided by the GI Bill. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Rich of Lamb & Rich in 1904, and it built its second house on Webster Avenue in 1933. Notable Dartmouth alumni of Beta Theta Pi include but are not limited to: former US Representative from New Hampshire Frank G. Clarke, author Norman Maclean, former Governor of New Hampshire Walter R. Peterson '47, businessman Alan Reich '52, former Dartmouth President David T. McLaughlin '54, owner of the Cincinnati Bengals Mike Brown '57,[103] founder of the Big East Conference Dave Gavitt '59,[104] former Athletic Director of Syracuse University Jake Crouthamel '60,[105] member of College Football Hall of Fame and Chief Executive Officer of the Hanover Company Murry Bowden '71, professional poker player Chip Reese '73,[106] Politician Joel Hyatt '72, US Congressman John Carney '78, college football coach Buddy Teevens '78, former NFL football coach Dave Shula'81,[107] former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp '81,[107] Olympic skier Tiger Shaw '85, former NFL quarterback Jay Fiedler '94, actor Brian J. The new local fraternity dissolved in 1971. [88], As of 2008, three derecognized or otherwise inactive Greek organizations were in the process of returning to campus. "Campbell's Coup". Currently,[when?] [7] College administrators also challenged the fraternities to become more engaged in College life and less focused on their fraternity life during this time. In 1909, the local fraternity became New Hampshire Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. The second and third floors contain all bedrooms which house about thirteen more resident sisters. "Rushing Away From The Crowds". A website for the friends, Brothers, and Alumni & Volunteers of the Dartmouth College (New Hampshire Alpha) Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 1856 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60201-3837. [citation needed], The single-sex female-only sororities at Dartmouth College are largely organized and represented to the college through the Panhellenic Council. The Sigma Phi Epsilon national continued to communicate with the local Sigma Theta Epsilon fraternity at Dartmouth, and by 1981 was willing to offer significant financial support for building renovations in exchange for reaffiliation. The fraternity became inactive in 1863, but was revived from 1871 through 1873 after which it again became inactive. [124] The Dartmouth chapter dissolved in 1935, during the Great Depression.[13]. [70] The colony officially became the Iota Kappa chapter of the sorority on April 28, 2007. [13] The house dissociated from its parent corporation in 1969 and renamed itself The Alpha Delta Fraternity. Unattributed (1960). [15] In the fall of 1993, Student Assembly President Andrew Beebe, class of 1993, argued in favor of the coeducation of the entire Greek system in his remarks at fall Convocation. ), Sigma Alpha Epsilon ("SAE") at Dartmouth College was founded in 1903 as a local fraternity named Chi Tau Kappa. Sigma Alpha Epsilon news and opinion. [58] The Zeta chapter creates an ice pond in its yard every winter and is known as the "keg jumping fraternity" for its most-popular Winter Carnival activity. Jan-Feb, 2010. p. 47. On October 12, 2009, the Psi Epsilon Association of Zeta Psi Fraternity (Dartmouth Zete's alumni association) announced that 35 undergraduates had joined the newly re-recognized fraternity. The Dartmouth chapter dissolved in 1936, at the height of the Great Depression. The land and house used by the Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity are owned by the college. Also, the basement was enlarged. They are all super nice, good looking guys, who don't act conceited like a lot of guys at Dartmouth. The College supported the sorority with dedicated apartment housing until it became defunct in the spring of 2003. Chi Delta remains a member of the Panhellenic Council, which represents the interests of the sororities on campus. Comment To link to the entire object, paste this link in email, IM or document. Oliver These societies would dissolve in 1883, when the fraternities of the upper classes began to pledge freshmen. Other prominent brothers include Vivid Entertainment President William Asher, class of 1984,[54] and eBay Inc. CEO John Donahoe. [79] The Kappa Delta Epsilon physical plant was extensively remodeled by the college during the summer of 2003. Ismail, Omer (2000). [81] Kirsten Gillibrand, class of 1988 and the first Dartmouth alumna elected to the United States House of Representatives, was an officer of Kappa Kappa Gamma as an undergraduate. [114] Until the chapter's dissolution, the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta had cosponsored the Step Show, an annual cultural dance performance, with the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha. These standards included not only health and safety regulations regarding the conditions of the Greek houses, but requirements for Greek-sponsored activities deemed beneficial to the college community at large. An attempt was made to recruit new members in the summer, and it succeeded, but not for long, as the chapter currently has no members at Dartmouth. After a few years, most of the women in the fraternity had become inactive and the house voted to become single-sex male-only again on November 10, 1976. [71] The current Epsilon Kappa Theta residence is a Victorian house over 100 years old, which was the former home to Delta Psi Delta until 1991. [citation needed] The Greek houses are largely governed through three independent councils, the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, and the Coed Council. [28] In 1960 the Gamma Gamma chapter dissociated from Delta Tau Delta when the national organization sought to officially bar minorities from membership. By 1916, the fraternity had moved to a wood house on College Street north of the Green. Paquin, Christine (2007). Michael Perini, formed several chapters at other academic institutions, chiefly SUNY at Buffalo. More Greek organizations were founded, and by 1855, 64% of students, mostly upperclassmen, were members of the Greek letter societies on campus. In response to the murder, College President John Sloan Dickey announced that he felt it was important to reduce the influence of the fraternity system on campus. See who you know in common; Get introduced; Contact Ollie SAE directly; Join to view full profile Others named Ollie SAE. In addition, Foley House disassociated from the Greek system in fall 1984, transitioning into an affinity house as part of the college's residential living programs. Nine brothers of Theta Chi died in a tragic accident on the morning of February 25, 1934, when the metal chimney of the building's old coal furnace blew out in the night and the residence filled with poisonous carbon monoxide gas. It is home to over 90 undergrads, all of which are known for their diverse interests in athletics, leadership, community, and campus life. The new local fraternity continued to reside in 15 Webster Avenue, the house now occupied by the Epsilon Kappa Theta sorority. [90] The house reincorporated as a local fraternity and adopted the name Alpha Theta. No one was harmed, but the house was closed for renovations until June 2010. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 2; Dartmouth has 23 fraternities of which one, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, is shown here. Social fraternities at Dartmouth College grew out of a tradition of student literary societies that began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. [40] Theta Delta Chi has several distinguished alumni, including Robert Frost, who attended Dartmouth for a time in 1892. Prominent alumni include acting Solicitor General of the United States Neal Katyal '91, associate commissioner for the New York State Office for Temporary and Disability Assistance Jorge Montalvo, and Dungeons & Dragons designer and writer Mike Mearls. A chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established at Dartmouth in 1787, and counted among its members Daniel Webster, class of 1801. The sorority dissociated from the national organization in 1990 and became a local sorority named Xi Kappa Chi. In 1951, while Dickey served as president of the college, the student body passed a resolution calling on all fraternities to eliminate racial discrimination from their constitutions. "Tri-Delt withdraws from CFSC". Ambassador to South Korea, the Philippines, and Tunisia, as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College; Gordon Campbell, class of 1970, the 34th Premier of British Columbia; and Aisha Tyler, class of 1992, actress, comedian, and author. [65] In the fall of 2009, they moved into a newly renovated house. The national fraternity's bylaws were changed at the 1968 Grand Chapter,[49] and in 1984 the fraternity reaffiliated with the national. This was short-lived; in 1987, because of damage done to the house that the college insisted upon having repaired for safety reasons but the Chi Phi national refused to help finance, the Dartmouth brotherhood again opted to become a local fraternity. [64] Alpha Xi Delta initially occupied the house currently home to Beta Theta Pi, until it was announced in 2008 that Beta was repossessing the house and that the sorority would have to relocate elsewhere. Sigma Nu ("Sig Nu") at Dartmouth College was originally formed in 1903 as the Pukwana Club, an organization that was created as a reaction to the perceived elitism of Greek organizations at the time. "Effective March 9, 2014, new-member (pledge) programming will be eliminated completely from our operations, and the classification of new member (pledge) will no longer exist. It built a house (now South Fairbanks Hall) designed by Beta graduate Charles A. Chi Gamma Epsilon ("Chi Gam") was founded in 1905 as the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Kappa Sigma, a national fraternity. The sorority had occupied dedicated College-owned apartment housing until June, 2004, when all but one member of the Dartmouth chapter graduated. The college first began admitting women as full-time students in 1972. Faced with financial difficulties during the Great Depression, the Dartmouth chapter dissolved in 1936. [13] The "Heorot" in Chi Phi Heorot comes from the medieval poem Beowulf, in which Heorot is the great hall where warriors converge to tell their stories. An already intoxicated Maroney reportedly stole a quart of Canadian whisky from Meads. In 1921 the fraternity received a charter as the Alpha Theta chapter of Theta Chi. [20] Notable alumni of the chapter include National Football League all-star Reggie Williams, class of 1976,[21] and current Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations in Major League Baseball, Jimmie Lee Solomon, class of 1978. The screenplay, co-written by Chris Miller, class of 1963, was inspired by a pair of short stories Miller wrote in National Lampoon in 1974 and 1975 ("The Night of the Seven Fires" and "Pinto's First Lay") about his experiences as a member of Alpha Delta. For indoor and Traditional applications. [57], The Zeta chapter of Psi Upsilon International Fraternity ("Psi U") was founded at Dartmouth in 1842, the first fraternity at Dartmouth College. Sigma Alpha Epsilon was derecognized by Dartmouth College on February 4, 2016, but continues to operate independently. The new, local fraternity replaced the last letter in its name with Alpha. The first such society at Dartmouth, the Social Friends, was formed in 1783. The decade of the 1930s saw almost no building projects at all in the fraternity system, and many houses could no longer afford regular maintenance. "Ex-Betas owe trustees thousands". "Phi Delt regains fraternity status". A previous Phi Nu chapter of Alpha Chi Rho at Dartmouth had merged with the Kappa chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma in 1935 to become Gamma Delta Chi, a local fraternity still in existence at Dartmouth. Cincinnati - Beta Sigma. In January 2010, a fire damaged the fraternity's physical plant. The Dartmouth chapter supports several activities including philanthropic events, formal dinners, and a summer book club. [13] The College introduced Undergraduate Societies to campus in 1993, as a residential and social alternative to Greek organizations. SAE is the fallback for guys who cant get into a top tier house. The College library and instructional curriculum had expanded to include much of what the literary societies had supported, and new Greek letter societies began to appear on campus. The fraternity secured their own house in 1982, a duplex structure that, since renovated, today houses the Delta Delta Delta sorority. The sorority recruited its first members in the summer of 2009, and Kappa Delta held its first formal rush during the fall 2009 academic term, offering membership bids to 37 women. Fraternity reviews and ratings for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at Dartmouth College - DC Page 4 - Greekrank The first members of the fraternity traveled to Boston, Massachusetts on the weekends of the 1971 spring academic term to attend pledge events at the Sigma chapter. It moved off Webster Avenue to a new location on West Street (where it is still in operation as of the 2013-14 academic year[update]). Coeducation would dramatically change all social life at Dartmouth College, including the fraternity system. Panarchy voted to change its status to an undergraduate society and was joined the following year by a newly formed society, called Amarna. Kappa Alpha Psi was the second historically African-American fraternity at Dartmouth College. "Williams Phi Delts Surrender Charter". The first residence for Sigma Nu at Dartmouth was purchased and refurbished in 1911. It contains a formal room, gourmet kitchen, a library, and two bedrooms on the first floor, in addition to 21 more single bedrooms located on the second and third floors. Sigma Phi Epsilon’s previous chapter house . The house was the first Greek organization to secede from the Co-ed Fraternity Sorority Council in the spring of 2000,[85] a move that eventually precipitated the dissolution of that organizing body as other Greek organization on campus followed suit. To link to this page, paste this link in email, IM or document. Beta Alpha Omega is located at 6 Webster Avenue on Dartmouth College’s campus. Sigma Alpha Epsilon: We're Banning Pledging Students leave the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, N.H. on March 12, 2012. "With low numbers, black sorority becomes endangered". Sigma Alpha Epsilon Houses A photo tour of Sigma Alpha Epsilon houses from around the United States. The national organization revoked the charter of Epsilon Kappa. "Looking back on 225 years of Greeks: a retrospective". In September 1993, the members of Panarchy voted to disaffiliate from the Greek system and became the first of two undergraduate societies.[126]. Beta Alpha Omega, commonly known as “Dartmouth Beta” is a local fraternity that was founded and recognized in the Fall of 2008. Each organization developed its own secret rituals and procedures. Faced with low membership in 1993, the local sorority considered an affiliation with Phi Mu, a national sorority, as a possibility of attracting more new members hesitant to rush a small local sorority. In 1903, the fraternity moved to its present location, and in 1927 it sold off its eighteenth-century house and built the house that stands today. The other faction to split from the United Fraternity organized itself on July 13, 1842, as Kappa Kappa Kappa, a local fraternity. [67] They also volunteer for The Upper Valley Haven, a local group that provides shelter and education to families. Several additions during the latter half of the twentieth century greatly improved the structure, which houses around twenty brothers each year. Jacob, Jess and Kung, David (1997). Today Sigma Phi Epsilon is one of the largest fraternities on the Dartmouth Campus both in membership and physical plant. The economic expansion of the 1920s created a boom in the fortunes of the fraternities, allowing many to build new brick residences near campus, including Zeta Psi, Kappa Kappa Kappa, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Nu, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Chi Phi, Theta Delta Chi, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Chi, Gamma Delta Chi, and Delta Tau Delta. Baldwin Wallace - Alpha Mu. The fraternity has no physical plant. Pi Lambda Phi was not initially accepted by the Dartmouth Greek community, and efforts in 1924 and 1925 to gain formal admission into the Interfraternity Council failed. Printed on 4 Mil Soft Calendared Matte Vinyl Clear, water-based permanent adhesive, Up to 4 years durable. Newer Post Older Post Home. [13], The Pi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon ("Deke") was founded in 1853. Alpha Phi Alpha Theta Zeta Chapter (2007). The Council considered the large pledge classes at other sororities on campus in deciding to authorize another sorority. Early meetings of the fraternity were held in the Tontine Building on Main Street. In 1893, as the Chandler School was absorbed by Dartmouth, the house sought to associate itself with a national fraternity and was granted a charter as the Eta Eta chapter of Sigma Chi national fraternity. The organizations hosted debates on a variety of topics not encountered in the curriculum of the day, and amassed large libraries of titles not found in the official College library. "New Phi Tau Costs $1.8 Million". This proposal was rejected by the Board of Trustees.[13]. "What's in a Name? Early chapter meetings on campus were held in both the Choates dormitories and Cutter-Shabazz Hall. [13], Delta Sigma Theta is an historically African-American sorority at Dartmouth College that was founded in 1982 as the Che-Ase Interest Group. Stavis, Laurel and Adams, Roland (2001). Alpha Delta is well known for being part of the inspiration behind the movie National Lampoon's Animal House. A campus-wide referendum held in 1954 on the issue of desegregation of fraternities resulted in a majority in favor of requiring fraternities on campus to eliminate racially discriminatory membership policies by the year 1960, and to secede from national groups that retained such policies in their charters. Betts, Sarah (2003). Alpha Phi first participated in formal recruitment in September 2007. Log in | Help; Search Advanced Search. May 13, 1960. Convinced that the national organization had reformed in its commitment to the individual chapters, the local fraternity voted to rejoin Sigma Phi Epsilon on February 18, 1981. "Two Fraternities Quit at Dartmouth; Unanimous Vote Orders Charters Be Surrendered in Favor of Independent Club.". In 1825, the college began simply assigning new students to one society or the other. Over the next few weeks Digital by Dartmouth Library collections will be migrating to a new platform. Find results with: Add another field. Theta Delta Chi refers to its campus groups as "charges" and not "chapters.". On February 21, 1998, the local organization's petition was approved by the national with a charter as the Theta Psi chapter. "[18], The single-sex male-only fraternities at Dartmouth College are largely organized and represented to the college through the Interfraternity Council (IFC). [19], The Theta Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was founded as the first historically African-American fraternity at Dartmouth College in 1972. Similar to the Greek houses in many respects, Undergraduate Societies were required to have open, coeducational membership policies. John Sloan Dickey, later president of the college, joined the fraternity in 1928 and was elected house president only two weeks later, while still a pledge. Initially, the new local fraternity adopted the name Kappa Sigma Gamma, but the national fraternity took offense to the likeness of the names. By 1916, the fraternity had moved to a wood house on College Street north of the Green. The Dartmouth Panhellenic Council approved the sorority on May 25, 2009. Phi Sigma Psi was one of the six fraternities that adopted a formal coeducational membership policy in 1972. "[5] Four fraternities dissolved during the Great Depression (Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Sigma Alpha Mu), and two (Phi Kappa Sigma and Alpha Chi Rho) merged to pool scarce resources in order to survive. The fraternity would replace the structure entirely with a new brick residence built between 1928 and 1931, one of the final fraternity building projects started on campus before the Great Depression. [113] Delta Sigma Theta provided an extensive array of public service through the Five-Point Thrust program. Didn't find your school?Request for your school to be featured on GreekRank. [109] In 1996, a Coed Fraternity Sorority Council judiciary committee found Beta Theta Pi guilty of six violations of college and fraternity policies. The following is a list of the chapters of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.They are listed by school name, their Greek letter designation, and the year in which it was first chartered. Overall, great house. Epsilon Kappa Alpha, was established as a local fraternity on the Dartmouth campus in 1915. Alpha Phi was recognized on March 3, 2006, as the Dartmouth College colony of the international sorority. Lambda Upsilon Lambda sponsors Noche Dorada, an annual semi-formal dinner that features a guest speaker invited to the campus to address issues of Latino culture. Log in | Help; Search new search. Beattie, Martha (2007), Sandy Alderson GM of the New York Mets, class of 1969. Social fraternities at Dartmouth College grew out of a tradition of student literary societies that began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. [16] During that same academic term, College President James O. Freedman predicted that the Greek system at Dartmouth would be coeducational within 10 years. In 1981, the Harold Parmington Foundation reorganized itself as a new coeducational fraternity Delta Psi Delta, but the organization never attracted many new members and was finally forced to dissolve in the spring of 1991. Refresh, Enjoy and Travel On. Sigma Phi Epsilon's chapter would later re-affiliate with the fraternity in 1981. Plagued with low membership, the sorority was already on a marginal financial footing in 1998, when a College inspection during the summer discovered mercury contamination in the sorority's basement, the former house of Arthur Sherburne Hardy. Miami-OH - Epsilon Pi. In 1908, the fraternity sought to associate itself with a national fraternity and was granted a charter from Sigma Alpha Epsilon to become the New Hampshire Alpha chapter. Alpha Theta was also one of the first all-male fraternities to admit female members. Philanthropy is an important part of the Epsilon Chi chapter's activities. [11] Yet ironically, the Dartmouth chapter won the debate over the issue: the same discriminatory policy that caused Tau to withdraw was itself rescinded by the national fraternity at its Summer Convention just two months later, leaving Phi Sigma Kappa chapters free to pledge Black members. Students in the northeast, the Midwest and west were quicker to adopt this cause; southern schools followed. Sigma Nu's "Way of Honor" principle was very similar to the principles expressed in the Pukwana Club's original charter. RIP SAE. The Dartmouth chapter reorganized as a local fraternity named Alpha Theta. King, Kristen (1993). Browse Photo Files. The current Psi Epsilon chapter of Zeta Psi at Dartmouth was established in 1920. [2] These organizations were, in large part, the only social life available to students at the college. Printed in … But during the turbulent late 1960s, fraternities were viewed by many as anachronistic, a theme that culminated in 1967 when the faculty voted 67-16 to adopt a proposal to abolish fraternities at Dartmouth. Delta Sigma Theta Pi Theta chapter (2007). Senator Peter Fitzgerald, class of 1982. [56] Notable alumni include Gerry Geran '18, Adam Nelson '97, and Andrew Weibrecht '09, all Olympic medalists. [78], Kappa Delta Epsilon ("KDE") is a local sorority founded in the fall of 1993 by the Panhellenic Council at Dartmouth. They have weekly house meetings in order to communicate news and issues about the house, to catch up on the week's events, and to spend time with their fellow sisters. In 1889, the local brotherhood decided to join a national fraternity, and the organization soon became the Alpha Omega chapter of Beta Theta Pi. The Alpha Chi Rho and Phi Kappa Psi in 1896 campus groups ``. 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